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Winners Announced: British Academy Games Awards 2021

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ANIMATION

DOOM ETERNAL Development Team - id Software/ Bethesda Softworks

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Development Team -Square Enix/Square Enix

Winner - THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES Development Team -Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS Development Team - Moon Studios/Xbox Game Studios

SPIRITFARER Development Team -Thunder Lotus/Kowloon Nights



ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

CYBERPUNK 2077 Development Team - CD PROJEKT RED/CD PROJEKT RED

DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Jason Connell, Joanna Wang, Ian Jun Wei Chiew - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Winner - HADES Jen Zee - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

HALF-LIFE: ALYX Development Team – Valve/Valve

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



AUDIO ACHIEVEMENT

ASTRO’S PLAYROOM Development Team – Team ASOBI/Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Winner - GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Rev. Dr. Bradley D. Meyer - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

HADES Darren Korb - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

HALF-LIFE: ALYX Development Team – Valve/Valve

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES Development Team - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



BEST GAME

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Brian Fleming, Chris Zimmerman - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Winner - HADES Development Team - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

HALF-LIFE: ALYX Development Team –Valve/Valve

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES – Development Team - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



BRITISH GAME

DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

F1 2020 Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters

FALL GUYS Development Team – Mediatonic/Devolver Digital

THE LAST CAMPFIRE Development Team - Hello Games/Hello Games

RÖKI Development Team - Polygon Treehouse/United Label

Winner - SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Ned Waterhouse, Jess Gaskell, Pete Smith - Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



DEBUT GAME

AIRBORNE KINGDOM Development Team - The Wandering Band/The Wandering Band

CALL OF THE SEA Tatiana Delgado, Manuel Fernandez - Out of the Blue/Raw Fury

Winner - CARRION Development Team -Phobia Game Studio/Devolver Digital

FACTORIO Development Team -Wube Software/Wube Software

THE FALCONEER Development Team - Tomas Sala/ Wired Productions

RÖKI Development Team - Polygon Treehouse/United Label



EVOLVING GAME

DESTINY 2: BEYOND LIGHT Development Team – Bungie/Bungie

DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

FALL GUYS Development Team – Mediatonic/Devolver Digital

FORTNITE Development Team - Epic Games/Epic Games

NO MAN’S SKY Development Team - Hello Games/Hello Games

Winner - SEA OF THIEVES Development Team - Rare Ltd/Xbox Game Studios



FAMILY

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

ASTRO’S PLAYROOM Development Team – Team ASOBI/Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

FALL GUYS Development Team – Mediatonic/Devolver Digital

MINECRAFT DUNGEONS Development Team - Mojang Studios, Double Eleven Limited

Winner - SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Joel Smith, Cesar Bittar, Pete Smith - Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



GAME BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

Winner - ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

BEFORE I FORGET Development Team - 3-Fold Games/3-Fold Games

DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team -Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

SPIRITFARER Development Team - Thunder Lotus/Kowloon Nights

TELL ME WHY Development Team - DONTNOD Entertainment/Xbox Game Studios



GAME DESIGN

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

ASTRO’S PLAYROOM Development Team – Team ASOBI/Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Development Team -Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Winner - HADES Development Team - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

HALF-LIFE: ALYX Development Team –Valve/Valve

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team -Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



MULTIPLAYER

Winner - ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Development Team - Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

DEEP ROCK GALACTIC Development Team - Ghost Ship Games/Coffee Stain Publishing

FALL GUYS Development Team –Mediatonic/Devolver Digital

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Darren Bridges, Matt Goldhaber - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Jack Houghton, Tom Sampson, Jason Stewart - Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

VALORANT Development Team - Riot Games/Riot Games



MUSIC

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Ilan Eshkeri, Shigeru Umebayashi, Peter Scaturro - Sucker Punch Productions/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

HADES Darren Korb - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

THE LAST OF US PART II Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle, Scott Hanau - Naughty Dog/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Winner - MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES John Paesano, Scott Hanau, Alex Hackford - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS Gareth Coker - Moon Studios/Xbox Game Studios

SACKBOY: A BIG ADVENTURE Jay Waters, Joe Thwaites, Joanna Skorupa - Sumo Digital Sheffield/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



NARRATIVE

ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA Writing Team - Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

CYBERPUNK 2077 Writing Team - CD PROJEKT RED/CD PROJEKT RED

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Nate Fox, Ian Ryan - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Winner - HADES Greg Kasavin - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO: TV EDITION Writing Team - Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES Writing Team - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



ORIGINAL PROPERTY

CARRION Development Team -Phobia Game Studio/Devolver Digital

FALL GUYS Development Team –Mediatonic/Devolver Digital

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Development Team - Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

HADES Development Team - Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

Winner - KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO: TV EDITION Development Team -Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive

SPIRITFARER Development Team- Thunder Lotus/Kowloon Nights



PERFORMER IN A LEADING ROLE

ASHLEY JOHNSON as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II

CHERAMI LEIGH as Female V in Cyberpunk 2077

CODY CHRISTIAN as Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy VII Remake

DAISUKE TSUJI as Jin Sakai in Ghost of Tsushima

Winner - LAURA BAILEY as Abby in The Last of Us Part II

NADJI JETER as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales



PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

CARLA TASSARA as Judy Alvarez in CYBERPUNK 2077

JEFFREY PIERCE as Tommy in The Last of Us Part II

Winner - LOGAN CUNNINGHAM as Hades, Achilles, Poseidon, Asterius, Charon, and the Storyteller in Hades

PATRICK GALLAGHER as Khotun Khan in Ghost of Tsushima

SHANNON WOODWARD as Dina in The Last of Us Part II

TROY BAKER as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

DEMON’S SOULS Development Team - SIE Japan Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

DOOM ETERNAL Development Team - id Software/Bethesda Softworks

Winner - DREAMS Development Team - Media Molecule/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR Sebastian Wloch, Duncan Lawler, Pavel Kuksa - Asobo Studio/ Xbox Game Studios

THE LAST OF US PART II Development Team - Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES Development Team - Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



EE GAME OF THE YEAR (voted for by the public)

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE Raven Software, Infinity Ward/Activision

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

HADES Supergiant Games/Supergiant Games

Winner - THE LAST OF US PART II Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

VALORANT Riot Games/Riot Games

Press Release
Hades wins five BAFTAs: Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Narrative, and Performer in a Supporting Role for Logan Cunningham
Animal Crossing, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and The Last of Us Part II win two BAFTAs each
Laura Bailey wins Performer in a Leading Role for The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II wins the EE Game of the Year

View the full list of winners here

At tonight’s British Academy Games Awards, Hades won for Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Game Design and Narrative. Logan Cunningham won his first BAFTA for a Performer in a Supporting Role.

Three games won two BAFTAs each: Animal Crossing won Game Beyond Entertainment and Multiplayer; Sackboy: A Big Adventure won British Game and Family; and The Last of Us Part II won Animation and Performer in a Leading Role, with Laura Bailey winning her first BAFTA.

Carrion, the horror game, won in the Debut category.

Audio Achievement was won by Ghost of Tsushima.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales won the Music category.

Original Property was won by Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, the magical realist adventure game.

The action adventure game Sea of Thieves won Evolving Game.

Dreams won in the Technical Achievement category and Siobhan Reddy, studio director at Media Molecule, was honoured with the Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow.

With a record number of votes cast The Last of Us Part II wins the EE Game of the Year – the only award to be voted for by the public.

The ceremony, hosted by Elle Osili-Wood, was live streamed through BAFTA’s social platforms.

The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, PlayStation, SEGA Europe LTD, Tencent Games and Ubisoft, with EE sponsoring the only award voted for by the public.
Winners Announced: British Academy Games Awards 2021 | BAFTA
 
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I can’t believe Ashley Johnson keeps getting snubbed in favor of Laura Bailey. Both were good performances but Johnson was the heart and soul of that game.

It’s almost like they’re awarding the novelty factor of Abby’s role in the game over the actual performance itself.

The section at the end where Ellie tells Joel “You should’ve let me die in that hospital, because then my life would’ve fucking mattered. You took that from me” is one of the best performed lines ever in a video game and alone deserves the award. Fucking Abby lol
 
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Good for SOT.

Man Hades is pretty fun but I’m not seeing what’s so special about it TBH. I bough it due to the hype and enjoyed it for a couple days but that was it really.
 

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Great wins for Hades, very well deserved. I’m even ok with the narrative win as it has a great one, although once again we have another gaming awards show that failed to even nominate the best narrative in gaming last year by far in 13 sentinels. Still I’ll take a hades win in that category.
 
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Clueless.

It's a great movie, I agree!

clueless film GIF
 

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Another player voted GOTY award for TLOU2. Add it to the 100+ other player voted GOTY awards it has won. Sony in particular should be proud of just how many of their games won awards here. TLOU2, Ghost, Miles Morales, Dreams, and Sackboy all took home awards while Astro and Demon's Souls were nominated for some things.
 

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All Supergiant games get stupidly hyped up for being style over substance, but Hades is the first one of their games that lived up to the hype IMO. Congrats to them. Hopefully it comes to PS5 or XSX soon so I can play it on something bigger than my Switch Lite.
 

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Read up to the second award ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT.

Giving that to Hades over other games that easily steamroll Hades it's plain stupid. Not to mention Ori and the Will of the Wisps wasn't even nominated in that category lmao
 
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Good for SOT.

Man Hades is pretty fun but I’m not seeing what’s so special about it TBH. I bough it due to the hype and enjoyed it for a couple days but that was it really.
It’s not special. They’re snobby critics who just wanna go against the tide because the the “other thing” is too popular.
 
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It’s not special. They’re snobby critics who just wanna go against the tide because the the “other thing” is too popular.
I mean I like it? But it’s just pretty basic gameplay. There’s dozens of different playstyles, weapons, power ups etc. But the combat is not really great for any of them. And the game is all combat. The dialogue is great and should set an example for other games to not recycle dialogue over and over. But besides that it’s just pretty good.
 
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I'm a Sony guy, love Sackboy franchise and hate Animal Crossing franchise, but I refuse to believe Sackboy beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the family category.

No way. Crossed the threshold of looking suspicious.
 
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Can debate the merits of Animal Crossing all day, but the multiplayer in that game fights you from all angles, online and off. The multiplayer in it is objectively, poorly executed. Awful.
 

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I'm a Sony guy, love Sackboy franchise and hate Animal Crossing franchise, but I refuse to believe Sackboy beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the family category.

No way. Crossed the threshold of looking suspicious.
Why suspicious

imo sackboy is better than animal crossing

Cant stand that game...too basic for me...
 
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I'm a Sony guy, love Sackboy franchise and hate Animal Crossing franchise, but I refuse to believe Sackboy beat Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the family category.

No way. Crossed the threshold of looking suspicious.
Um ACNH is a terrible "Family" game. Playing it with other people is a hassle and you really can't do much with other players to begin with. Pretty easy to me to see why Sackboy won it. Some of you really gloss over how shallow and outdated the multiplayer in ACNH is. I've put 700 hours into it and every flaw is blatantly obvious to me. I wouldn't award it anything personally except best Nintendo game last year.
 
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